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to discuss her ordeal and her campaign to free the other hikers, her fiancÉ shane bauer and joshua fattal remain in jail and iran. appalachia rising. over 100 arrested outside the white house protesting mountaintop removal. the israeli navy detained a boat carrying nine jewish activists attempting to break the gaza blockade. israel has resumed some of building in the west bank. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the c.i.a. has drastically increased bombing campaign in the mountains of pakistan in recent weeks. according to the new york times" the cia has launched at let 20 attacks with armed drone aircraft so far in september, the most ever during a single month. according to one pakistani intelligence official, the recent drone attacks of not killed any senior taliban or al qaeda leaders. many senior operatives have already fled the region to escape the c.i.a. drone campaign. mean what come u.s. apache attack helicopters have carried out at least three airstrikes inside pakistan in recent days, killing mo
. she left iran alone. her two fellow hikers, shane bauer and josh fattal remain in prison. the president announced sarah's release, and said that they hoped to receive shane and josh and other american's freedom. >> and all my efforts starting today will help procure the same freedom for my fiance, shane bauer and my friend, josh fattal. >> they were filmed in may when their mothers were allowed a brief visit. they have had to rely on switzerland to help get sarah shourd out of jail. the two were hiking near the border of iran. the iranian government said that the three crossed illegally. it saw value in holding them and now sees value in letting one free. >> the president needed some publicity to show that the american people he is less fund anltal than others think and someone that the united states can do business with. >> sarah's shourd release is still clear that they must release the two hikers that remain. >> the u.s. assistant secretary of state says it's possible that the release of sarah shourd is linked to the president's visit to the united nations. >> he will
. the information provided to reporters did not say which of the three, shane bauer, josh fattal, or sarah shourd would be released saturday. it's believed that it will be sarah shourd because of her health issues. they report she discover add lump in her breast. we talked to a friend of shane bauer in the last hour. he said while he want them all to come home, he believes shane and josh would want sarah home first. >> well, absolutely, i mean,ic that josh and shane would say the same thing. i know them. i know what people they are. when one person is facing a life threatening illness, the other two will do whatever they can to support that person's need to get health care and all sarah's friends, family, and the other families, too, they understand that this really could be a life and death situation right now if she does not get treatment right away. >> reporter: today the mothers of the three hikers issued this statement, we have seen the news reports and are seeking further information. we hope and pray that the reports are true and that this signals the end of all three of our children's lon
is a free woman tonight after more than a year in an iranian prison, even while her fiance shane bauer and their friend josh fattal remain behind bars. not quite home, but reunited with her mother and uncle. after an international rescue as dramatic as her capture 14 months ago. when the three hikers say they accidently crossed an unmarked border into iran. pale and thin after her ordeal, sarah shourd said she was grateful even to iran for letting her go. >> i want to really offer my thanks to everyone in the world, all the governments, all the people who have been involved and especially particularly want to address president ahmadinejad and the iranian officials that have really just leaders and thank them for this humanitarian gesture. >> reporter: but in a carefully staged interview with an adviser to president ahmadinejad, shourd pointedly appealed for the release of her fiance shane bauer and their friend josh fattal, both 28 years old. >> i have a huge debt to repay the world for what it's done for me and my first priority is to help my fiance shane bauer and my friend josh fatt
, she left behind her fiancee, shane bauer and fattal. the two were arrested in 2009, charged with spying. >> it is time to clear up the misunderstanding that led to going to prison. >> reporter: she used the news conference to explain she and shane bauer had jobs in sir, and went hiking with fattal. >> we committed no crimes, and we're no spies. >> reporter: the president attended a seminar. mahmoud ahmadinejad says that it was a humanitarian gesture that the u.s. should return. >> the u.s. should make a humanitarian gesture to release the iranians who are illegally arrested and detained here. >> reporter: the mothers wouldn't comment on that but requested a meeting with the iranian president to appeal for their sons' freedom. >> i love him so much and i want him home for his father, for his brother, for his grandparents. >> reporter: these families say with sarah shourd now in their arms, they are working even harder to bring shane bauer and fattal home. >> the iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad is in new york tonight preparing to address the u.n. general assembly. he me
fattal and my friend shane bauer. >> bail was paid yesterday but it is not yet clear who paid it. u.s. officials are calling for the release of shane bauer and josh fattal. showered was with them in iraq when they strayed across the unmarked border. >>> a scare turned out to be a false alarm but a bill is currently making its way through the french parliament. it would ban face coverings islamic veils in public. no one claimed responsibility yet for the bomb threat. >>> a wildfire continues to burn out of control in northern colorado. strong, gusty winds could pose a problem for firefighters trying to put out the fire in loveland. it burned more than 700 acres of dry brush and trees and prompted several evacuations. some families were allowed to check on their homes. they believe the fire was started over the weekend by two people burning leaves and tree branches at a home. >>> 4:51 is the time. here's tom. >> good morning. >> good morning. we have parched conditions here. we need some rain. there's a smal chance of maybe some rain after sunset thursday night. between now and then,
to leave behind her companions, her fiance, shane bauer, and josh fatal. she will not be taking any questions, that's what we're being told. but the mothers of shane bauer and josh fattal will be answering questions. freedom for her came with a price. she had to leave behind her companions, of course, and she is leaving with a serious potential health problem, because her daughter found a lump in one of her breasts. there is also another kind of price. $500,000 in bail was paid in order to get her released from that iranian prison. we do believe she will be sticking to a prepared statement, much like she did in oman on saturday. >> your country, with the first breath of my freedom. the sweet smell of sandalwood, and the chance to stand by the ocean, listeninging to the waves. i think the good, hospitable people of oman for your support and ask you to please, please extend your prayers to my fiance shane, and my friend josh. in shallah, they will soon be free. >> that means in arabic, god willing this he will about free. the timing of the release may or play not be accidental in term
to her unto to josh fattal and fiancee shane bauer. josh and shane's detention publicly extended at least for another two months. all three are now officially charged with espionage. nbc's jim mecida live in london. jim, let's start first with details of sarah's release. have we learned anymore today? >> reporter: hi, norah. we don't know a lot more. today at least we have heard from teheran's chief prosecutor saying that the announce of the bail believed to be, and i repeat believed to be $500,000 also not officially confirmed and will arrive later this week in oman proper after muslim holidays. who actually paid the bail money, that's still unclear but omani officials anonymously saying that the bail deal did not break any u.s. or iranian laws and no breaking of u.s. sanctions against iran. now, it'sen clear about how long sarah shourd will be in oman. expected to see and may have already seen a doctor today and again, low profile. she does have a couple of serious medicalishes and could have been simply a routine check-up after spending more than a year in the prison. >> that's right.
than an hour ago, she made an emotional plea for the release of her two companions, shane bauer and josh fattal. >> shane and josh do not deserve to be in prison one day longer than i was. we committed no crime. and we are not spies. we in no way intended any harm to the iranian government or its people and believe a huge misunderstanding led to our detention and prolonged imprisonment. shane, josh and had i no knowledge of our proximity to the iran/iraq border when we were hiking at a water fall, a popular tourist site frequented by local families in iraqi -- >> cnn national correspondent susan candiotti is there in new york where that press conference took place a short time ago. sarah shourd did not take questions but the mothers of shane and josh did. >> that's right. and i think that we actually learned a little bit more from the statement that certainly than sarah showered said testifies in oman. we did learn additional information we didn't previously, having her in her own words describe what happened to them for a bit about what happened when they were taken into custod
of iran. >> she claims she and her friends shane bauer and josh fattal crossed the border into iraq were jailed. >> my disappointment in not sharing this with shane and josh is crushing. >> she returned to new york for the united nations general assembly. he said americans should release eight iranians held here in response to iran's release of shourd. >> i believe it would not be misplaced to ask that the u.s. government should make a humanitarian jess -- gesture to release the iranians. >> the release of the other two americans in iran have requested a meeting with iran's president. >> sarah shourd was released due to medical conditions. emily schmidt, washington. >>> a new video clip shows o'donnell admitting to what she calls dabbling in witchcraft. it is from the show "politically incorrect." >> i dabbled in witchcraft. i am not making this stuff up. >> wait, wait, wait. i want to hear about this. >> one of my first days as a witch was on a satanic atar and i didn't know it. >> this morning she is making light of those comments, she said she hung out with some questionable folks in
engagement in my life and the life of my fiance shane bauer and my dear friend josh fattal during the past months. it would be a pleasure to return to oman, and it is my deepest, deepest hope i will be able to show shane and josh the grand mosque soon, one of the most peaceful and powerful places of worship i've ever seen. i will always associate your country with the first breath of my freedom. the chance to stand by the ocean listening to the waves. i think the good, hospitable people of oman and thank you for your support and ask you to please, please extend your prayers to my fiance shane and my friend josh. they will soon be free. thank you. >> american hiker sarah shourd there in oman speaking after her release in iran. there are two other american hikers still held in tehran. we'll try to get an update on their situation. a reporter will join us live later on. >>> in the meantime in this country, bp's broken well in the gulf of mexico is about to be permanently sealed. today bp officials pumped cement into the bottom of the well. once cement is set, a final pressure test will be con
to leave behind. they weren't released. she talked about her fiancee, shane bauer. the two got engaged while she was in prison there and josh fattal. the other friend. these three hikers. you know the story and know it well. they were taken by iran after they accidentally crossed into the border. she was allowed to leave on $500,000 in bail as she also had some medical issues sha she needed to get out of there. as a humanitarian gesture, they let her go, for $500,000 in bail. she now is on her way home, back to the u.s., should be here at some point at the end of the day today. if not, some sometime early tomorrow morning. don't know when the flight is going to arrive. we do know they have already set up a press conference for tomorrow. again, there she was, sarah shourd, on her way back home after her year-long ordeal but still kept the names josh fa tall and shane bauer, the two, one of her fiancee, shane, still in captivity, keeping the attention and prayers for them right now. >>> we will move on at 34 minutes past the hour. we have to tell you about the chilean minors. a new bore
to press the spying charges against the two americans still in prison. and another are still there, shane bauer and josh fattal. >>> a new round of violence broke out across the is really border. israeli warplanes fired back -- across the israeli border. >>> throwing a customer out. the developments in that case today. >>> new problems at arlington national cemetery. " >>> is he a civilized icon not? >>> and i am of rye and at the belfort furniture think about the internet. growing, evolving, literally transforming our lives. now imagine the possibilities of what tomorrow could bring. at at&t, we support a core set of standards that will guide the internet into the future... to protect users, and reward innovators, for years to come. we support a fair and open internet - affordable and accessible to everyone. transparent networks, managed in ways that are clear to all users. we support the fcc's plan to bring high-speed internet to everyone in america by 2020. and we are committed to keeping the internet working, as the economic engine that's creating jobs now. working together, investing
two a jonathan and shane, bauer. $300 million has been tacked onto the bay area bridge suspension. that total of that project is almost $2 billion. this expansion includes a giant power attached to a this $300 million will cover extra construction work and any other problems that might come up during this project. this is an artist rendering of what the bridge could look like. cost, this expansion is still $6.2 billion and scheduled to finish and 2013. , so but i 680, the hov can now experience a white stripe indicating a new 40 miles express lane. this will go into affect monday, september 16th this is designed for commuters to avoid peak hours, and however, fastrak and used 30¢- $6. commuters, will use this for north, this is going to start and 1 mi. south of 84 in stretches all the way 2680 until the region's highway 237. all the way 2680, and all the way 2237, 40 miles total. >> the oakland old korean town host--40 miles total. 14 mi. >> the new toll road is 14 mi.! >> and this new parolee system is affecting the development of this spring neighborhood. >> the only gun arms
, iran's judiciary says the two other hikers josh fattal and shane bauer will have their detention extended by two months. that's the latest. >>> we have new video taken just seconds after that san bruno blast. this from a gas station surveillance video that shows the huge fireball erupting down the street. at one point a woman is holding what appears to be a small child. she is running away from the flames. another store security camera captures these images as the explosion roars through the neighborhood. customers and workers at lunardi's supermarket appear stunned by the sound. it happened just blocks away. some hit the ground. others run for the doors. one man even loses his footing as you see there and he scrambles to get out of the building. >>> the national transportation safety board is heading up the investigation into the explosion. and it says it's now focusing on documents relate to the pipeline that blew up. anne makovec is in san bruno explaining what cbs 5 has learned about the pipeline problems. good morning. >>> reporter: so many questions about what led up to thi
's president to release her fan say, shane bauer, and her friend, josh fattal. the iranian leader is in new york to speak to the united nations general assembly. >>> the leader of a california religious secretary is undergoing a mental evaluation after she and her followers were found praying in a park. police say the group disappeared saturday and family members contacted authorities fearing the group might be planning a mass suicide. >>> a virginia woman is set to be sentenced to death this thursday. if the supreme court does not intervene, teresa lewis will be the first woman put to death? 100 years. her supporters say she found faith in prison and has repented. >> the death penalty is reserved for the worst of the worst. theresa is not anywhere to close to that. >> i can say teresa lewis is as evil a person as i have ever met. >> bob mcdonnell said he found no compelling roon reason to stop the execution. >>> a leesburg man, steven combs lafleur, charged with killing his wife. police arrived to their house and found his wife suffering from injuries she later died from at the scene. >>>
friends locked up in the prison. sarah shourd, shane bauer and josh fattal were arrested for allegedly crossing the border into iran while hiking in iraq. they were accused of espionage but never faced trial until this week. >> we hope they will make the same decision regarding josh fattal and shane bauer as soon as possible. >> reporter: their lawyer told abc news he's optimistic that this movement in the case means they will all be coming home soon. abc news, dubai. >>> a look at news around the nation takes us to california where a four-runner plowed into a vw bug outside of a liquor store. you can see the impact from inside the store crushing the front counter and shoving the vw into the storefront. seconds before police say the suv driver the bicyclist lost control and died at the scene. the mother and daughter in the vw weren't hurt. the driver of the suv taken into custody, no charges have been filed yet. >>> an apology will get you far. ask azteca reporter ines sainz. she got a call from the new york jets to say i'm sorry. this came after allegations she was harassed by jets pe
of shane bauer and josh fattal, both 28 years old. >> i have a huge debt to repay the world for what it's done for me and my first priority is to help my fiance shane bauer and my friend josh fattal to gain their freedom because they don't deservto be in prison anymore. >> reporter: tonight in new york, josh's mother laura fattal. >> i'm very happy but it was very bittersweet because i want to have that same happiness and i know cindy does, too, and we want josh and shane home as soon as possible. >> reporter: last january, shane and sarah became engaged in the prison yard during the one hour a day she wasn't in solitary confinement. the ring? some string he pulled together and tied into a knot. now, they're separated again. as she was swept from prison to a sleek private jet owned by the govement of oman. did the wealthy gulf ste pay the half a million dollar bail iran was demanding which the u.s. refused to pay? >> you're asking if money has changed hands and the short answer is we don't know. >> reporter: tonight, iran said that it released sarah shourd on compassionate grounds becau
fiance, shane bauer and good friend shgtz josh fattal. the president, mahmoud ahmadinejad, lobbied for her freedom, only to be scuttled. >> we're hopeful and encouraged by this news, but there have been starts and stops in this before, and until that actually happens, you know, we're on a wait and see basis. >> reporter: she's being released on bail. will she be pressured to return for the trial? >> i'm sure it will weigh heavily on her, if they do ask for her to come back. nobody wants to think that two people's lives depend on them returning to a country. >> reporter: one thing u.s. officials insist is that any bail money is not coming from the u.s. government. still, shourd's lawyer says the release is likely to happen tomorrow. dan? >> thanks, jim. >>> in chile, the 33 miners trapped for more than five weeks are now getting some amenities most of us take for granted. electricity, water, fiber on tick communications and fresh air. the ventilation has improved so much that the miners are allowed to smoke cigarettes. they will be sent two packs a day to share. >>> all summer, as y
hikers, josh fattal and shane bauer? "i hope," he said, "that the trial is now back on track and that the other two cases will be resolved quickly." we reached sarah's mother today. she had no official word from iran. in fact, she heard the news from us. she's now focusing all her hope on when she can finally see her daughter again. jim sciutto, abc news, washington. >>> and we are here in california where politics and the political season is in high gear as it is across the country. and we've been examining some fascinating races, none more so than the one here in california for the senate, drawing attention across the entire nation. two strong candidates, women, locked in a headline-making battle. they are powerhouse contenders in a high-stakes race. carly fiorina, head of computer technology giant hewlett-packard for six years. barbara boxer, three-term senator. >> we have to fight for every job. >> jobs are my focus. >> reporter: in the first debate, fiorina hitting boxer on taxes, spending, regulation. >> the results of her policies are devastating for this state. >> rep
other american hikers, josh fattal and shane bauer, for illegally entering the country. today, their lawyer was allowed to meet them for the first time since their arrest 14 months ago, saying, despite everything, they were all in high spirits. "i'm hoping to get all of them released on bail," he said. for now, though, shourd will be leaving behind her fiance, shane bauer and good friend josh fattal. president mahmoud ahmadinejad personally lobbied for her freedom, only to be subtled by the yjudiciary, which first delayed her release, then aided the bail demand. >> we're hopeful and encouraged by this news, but there have been starts and stops in this before, and until that actually happens, you know, we're on a wait and see basis. >> reporter: she's being released on bail. will she be pressured to return for the trial? >> i'm sure it will weigh heavily on her, if they do ask for her to come back. nobody wants to think that two people's lives depend on them returning to a country. >> reporter: one thing u.s. officials insist is that any bail money is not coming from the u.s. g
other berkeley grads, shane bauer and josh fattal. the three were arrested while hiking along the border between iran an iraq. they were charged with spying. the iranian government isn't considering the immediate release of josh fattal or shane bauer. >>> next a new slant on parking. >> there might be some fender bend, initially. >> the change in store for some bay area drivers. >>> the munchies, you know, are certainly probably going to be a part of the experience. >> no puffing here. the dessert some are now turning to, to get high. >>> okay, so it's the talk of the town. the day the rain returned to the bay area. we'll pinpoint that day, it's all coming up as eyewitness news continues right here on cbs 5. ,, ,, get any phone free only at verizon when you buy the hot new samsung fascinate with its super amoled screen. get a free samsung intensity, a free blackberry bold or any other phone in our lineup. don't miss out. offer ends soon. buy a samsung fascinate and any other phone is free. only at verizon. she fought to get our veterans the first full combat care center in california. h
are still being held. >> my first priority is to help my fiance, shane bauer and my friend, josh fattal to gain their free he dom because they don't deserve to be in prison anymore. >> there is no indication from the iranian government that either of those men will be set free any time soon. the government says they will continue to be held in pretrial detention much the u.s. state department called the release. >> the release of sarah shourd demonstrates iranian authorities have the aity to resolve these cases if they choose. iranian authorities made the decision to release sarah shourd. we hope they will make the same decision regarding josh fattal and shane bauer as soon as possible. >> who paid the half million bail for shourd's release is unclear. apparently, it was wired to a bank in oman because of u.s. sanctions against iran. it is also not clear exactly when shourd and her relatives will return to the united states, presumably to the los angeles area where she grew up. one u.s. official is quoted asz saying she will be in oman for at least a day. stay with nbc bay area news for
, shane bauer and josh fattal were arrest in 2009. >> shane and josh do not deserve to be in prison one day longer than i was. we committed no crimes and we are not spies. >> iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad, who is in new york for the united nations general assembly described shouted's release as -- shourd's release as a humanitarian gesture. >> the u.s. government should make a humanitarian gesture. >> reporter: the case has complicated matters between tehran and washington. relations were strained over the country's nuclear program. just this summer, the u.s. security council imposed its toughest sanctions on the country. ahmadinejad has down played the impact. >> we take sanctions seriously but taking it seriously is different than believing they are effective. >> reporter: the iranian president is expected to spark protests. >> mahmoud ahmadinejad will address the u.n. general assembly thursday. >>> the u.n. is asking world leaders to send more financial relief aid to pakistan. the plea comes two days after the u.n. made the largest disaster appeal ever asking the world gover
of espionage. the mothers of josh fattal and shane bauer appeared on cbs's "the early show" today. >> and i was very happy to hear that josh and shane could say goodbye to sarah and that's a relief because they know that she's free and i'm sure they feel wonderful about that. but it is again their turn, their turn to taste freedom. >> the mothers of bauer and fattal say that shourd's release boosts their hopes that iran may be willing to negotiate the release of their sons. >>> election upsets, coming up, the stunning wins in some key primary races. and every alcoholic drink you order is a step closer to costing more. how much more? we are going to tell you. >>> and how a special delivery brings pride and joy, 2300 feet underground. >>> we're starting to see some of clearing across the bay area. clouds starting to move back to the coast and sunshine starting to peek through. what about today's highs? they will be slightly warmer. we'll take a look at your afternoon highs and your weekend forecast coming up. ,,,,,, [ male announcer ] barbara boxer. she fought to get our veterans the first fu
to the united states. shourd, along with her fiance, shane bauer and friend josh fattal were arrested in 2009 after being accused of illegally crossing the iraq/iran border. >> shane and josh do not deserve to be in prison one day longer than i was. we committed no crime and we are not spies. >> reporter: iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad who is also in new york for the united nations general assembly, described shourd's release as a humanitarian gesture. he called on the u.s. to respond by releasing eight iranians he says are being held illegally. >> translator: the u.s. government should make a humanitarian gesture. >> reporter: the case further complicated matters between tehran and washington. relations were already strained over the country's nuclear program. just this summer, the u.n. security council imposed its toughest sanctions yet on the country. but ahmadinejad has downplayed the impact. >> translator: we do take take sanctions seriously, but taking it seriously is different from believing that they are effective. >> reporter: the iranian president is expected to face strong o
if she >> trave companion shane bauer and josh fattal are still in prison. all te famils are relieved and overjoyed sar has been releas. we're heartbrok shane and josh have been denied their freedom for no just cause. they were capturedn july 2009 after crossing the border in northern iraq and iran. iran accused them of spying and illegally enterin the country. fair families insist they were just hiking and crossed the border accident thereby. her mother says shour has a precancerous condition. no word when she will be back on american soil but soon. >> the white house released a statemnt. while she has been released the two remain prisoners. we main hopeful iran will demonstrate the new compassion by insung shane, josh and all other detained americans in iran. iran said that the half a milln bail had to be paid in cash. no word o made that payment. >> jenelle, thanks very much. dozens of list and firighters remain on th scene today after last thursday's deadly explosion and fire in san bruno. they're looking for a cause and police are providing security. terry mcsweeney joins us from
shane bauer and josh fattal are still in prison. all the families are relieved and overjoyed sarah has been released. we're heartbroken shane and josh have been denied their freedom for no just cause. they were captured in july 2009 after crossing the border in northern iraq and iran. iran accused them of spying and illegally entering the country. fair families insist they were just hiking and crossed the border accident thereby. her mother says shourd has a precancerous condition. no word when she will be back on american soil but soon. >> the white house released a statement. while she has been released the two remain prisoners. we main hopeful iran will demonstrate the new compassion by insuring shane, josh and all other detained americans in iran. iran said that the half a million bail had to be paid in cash. no word who made that payment. >> jenelle, thanks very much. dozens of list and firefighters remain on the scene today after last thursday's deadly explosion and fire in san bruno. they're looking for a cause and police are providing security. terry mcsweeney joins us from tha
. >> reporter: iranian officials have said shane bauer and josh fattal, arrested with shourd back in july of 2009 for allegedly crossing illegally from iraq into iran will face trial for spying. the americans claim they were just hiking. in tehran last week, andrea mitchell asked iran's president what evidence exists of spying. >> i think we should let the judge and the court decide about the case. >> reporter: he said on state-run television that the united states should now release several iranians being held in america, and has listed 11 people. >> translator: we hope that our dear iranians who are in prison there will be reunited with their families. >> reporter: meanwhile, shourd flies to the u.s. with her companions bauer and fattal still very much on her mind. >> it is my deepest, deepest hope that i will be able to show shane and josh the grand mosque soon, one of the most peaceful and powerful places of worship i have ever seen. >> reporter: her first stop in the united states will be here in new york tomorrow. a visit with a purpose. leaders from around the world, including iran
shane bauer and josh fattal are also released. she also took the opportunity to say that they, meaning shane and josh, showed nothing but joy upon her release and took the opportunity to explain while they are in new york, back in new york after making their journey -- we understand they are asking some questions there of the mothers. let's try and listen in. >> some prisoners here in the united states exchanged for the freedom of your sons? >> we are mothers. we are not politicians. and we are just very, very eager, clearly, to have our children returned to us. we are not involved with the politics between nations. >> susan, susan -- susan candy on they from cnn. with president ahmadinejad in new york this week, are there any plans to try to meet with him or hold any kind of vigils or demonstrations outside the u.s.? >> we have asked for a meeting. requested a meeting with president ahmadinejad and we're hoping we get one. we haven't heard any news about that yet. but we're very hopeful. >> we'll both answer. we are both mothers. that hope is undying for us. it doesn't stop. again, ou
the past several months to bring about this reunion. while sarah has been released, shane bauer and josh fattal remain prisoners in iran. we remain hopeful that iran will ensure the return of shane, josh and all the other missing and detained americans in iran. we have gained strength from their resolve and will do everything we can to secure the release of their loved ones. also a statement from secretary of state hillary rodham clinton who was in the middle east, trying to negotiate between between the israelis and the palestinians, she said i welcome sarah shourd's release from detention in iran. i am pleased she will soon be reyew flighted with her famil d reunited with her family. we urge iranian norauthorities extend the same consideration to others by resolving their cases immediately without delay and allowing them to return to their families. joining me is ali arouzi, our tehran bureau chief. this has been on again/off again. now many questions about whether bail was actually paid. there is certainly some indications. the rumor mills, we have no hard facts on this yet, that mon
arrived in oman and she was greeted by her mother. shane bauer and josh fattal are still in iran. their mothers had message for iran. >> please, please release josh and shane. now we can just say josh and shane, sarah is home, but president ahmadinejad is coming to the united states for the u.n. general assembly, we welcome him to the united states and again as we are glad here, but this year with even more urgency, we say please bring josh fattal and shane bauer home to the united states and to us, their mothers. >> their mothers also said they're anxious to speak with sar shourd for any information they can give them. >>> christine o'donnell stunned mike castle. charlie rangel won his primary despite ethics charges. >>> secretary of state hillary rodham clinton say israel and the palestinians are, quote, getting down to business on key issues in the latest round of peace talks there. >>> police in afghanistan used live ammunition to break us protests against america. the protests are a lingering reaction to a florida pastor's plan to burn the koran, even though he has called th
to leave behind her fiance shane bauer and her friend. we'll have more on this story coming up on this broadcast this morning. >>> police in afghanistan use live ammunition in protests across kabul. the protests are a lingering reaction to a florida pastor's call to burn the koran. >>> a delta airlines pilot who has been suspended while the company investigates whether he was about to fly drunk from the netherlands to the united states. >> reporter: the pilot is said to be 52 years old who was in delta flight 53 when a crewmember said the pilot was not fit for duty. once in police custody t pilot was found to have a blol alcohol level of .023, that is barely under the maximum allowed under dutch law. the faa standards state that the pilot cannot have a blood alcohol level above .04, but the dutch have some toughest standards in europe, .02 is what they consider to be over the maximum allowed. the u.s. by comparison, .08 for driving. he was a .23. not above the faa minimums, not falling down drunk. the flight was canceled and the pilot was suspended. >>> gold is up again "today"
only one-third free. >> reporter: iran is preparing to try her fiance shane bauer and their hiking companion josh fattal, 13 months after the three were arrested near the iran/iraq border. >> we committed no crime, and we are not spies. >> reporter: reading a prepared statement, shourd thanked the religious and political leaders in iran for her release. >> the only thing that enabled me to cross the gulf from prison to freedom alone was the knowledge that shane and josh wanted, with all their hearts, for my suffering to end. >> reporter: and for their mothers, the vigil continues. >> i love him so much, and i want you home for his father, for his brother, for his grandparents. >> reporter: they are hoping to meet with iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad, in new york for meetings with the general assembly. he hints a prisoner exchange may be possible. >> translator: so i believe that it would not be displaced to ask that the u.s. government should make a humanitarian gesture. >> reporter: one family reunited, while two others hold out hope. brian moore, nbc news, washington. >>> d
' mothers. her fiance, shane bauer, and their friend josh fattal were all charged with spying. iranian courts set the bail at $500,000, and initially shourd's family said they couldn't pay. but, it's still not clear who did pay shourd's bail. since the u.s. has no diplomatic relations with iran, swiss diplomats handled the negotiations and officials here at the state department say they aren't certain of the final terms of shourd's release. >> if the question is, was, you know, did the united states government pay anything for this release, the answer is no. >> reporter: the white house put out a statement saying that president obama was pleased with her release but bauer and fat tal were still in jail, although they commit nod crime. iran's chief prosecutor announced tuesday their pretrial detentions have been extended for two months. >> they should be standing here with me. they deserve -- they don't deserve to be in prison a minute longer. >> reporter: no one is saying when and if the men will get a trial but so far there is no indication iran's government is listening to calls for
boyfriend shane bauer proposed marriage. >>> a mixed day for stocks in asia. ashley morrison is here in new york with more on that. good morning to you. >> good morning to you, terrell. markets back in business after taking a day off for the holiday. the nikkei shed nearly one percent while the hang seng saw a late-detail rally. on wall street, investors will be looking at the latest figures on newly constructed homes today. yesterday, the dow dropped 77 points while the nasdaq fell 7. >>> meanwhile, sales of existing homes rebounded last month. sales of previously owned homes rose over 7.5% in august according to the national association of realtors. that's compared to a dismal showing in july, when home sales plunged nearly 30%. >>> congress passed a measure to help small business owners. the house pass theed the bill yesterday. the $40 billion bill will ease credit and help small business owners expand and hire new workers. it is part of the jobs agenda president obama promoted last year. >>> warren buffett disagrees with an economic panel that says the recession is over. buffett, one of
, shane bauer and josh fattal, attended the conference. indicated they could held ined for iranian nos u.s. prisons. >>> colin powell spoke on "meet the press," and he said that they should be put on a path toward a legal status. he did not say whether he hired the illegal immigrants directly, or whether they work with a contractor. a new tea party favorite is also making headlines for some controversial headlines she made. a new video clip shows her admitting to what she calls is dabbling in witchcraft. it is from a 1999 show "politically incorrect." >> i dabbled in witchcraft. i hung around people who were doing these things. i am not making this stuff up. one of my states -- -- dates was on a satanic altar, and i did not know it. there was a little blood there. >> tonight, she is making light of those comments, saying she did not hang out with questionable folks. she became an instant political star after an upset in the primary in delaware. is bp's blown-out well officially dead. officials said that the cement was hardens. et -- was hardened. it triggered the worst oil spill in histo
her two friends, including her fiance, shane bauer, to whom she became engaged while she was in prison in iran, as well as her other friend josh fattal. of course, they were released from iran and arrived in oman earlier this week. on tuesday she was met which her mom and her uncle at the time. and this followed secret negotiations that took place. our senior correspondent nic robertson has learned they began about eight months ago, and at first, he said, he learned from omani ministers that there was some confusion on the white house end of things because they weren't clear and they were moving on several different tracks about how to try to release her. but then we have learned that president barack obama got directly involved, and that got things moving. there also was a direct line between oman and iran's president, ahmadinejad. so finally, when she was released, sarah spoke briefly, as we said. she didn't stray from her statement that she had prepared, but she did offer this. >> i will always associate your country with the first breath of my freedom, the sweet smell of sandalwood
companions behind bars and one of whom is her fiancee and the iranian army captured showered, shane bauer and josh fattal hiking along the border with iraq last july and she says she's grateful to be free, she cannot truly enjoy it without her friends. >> every innocent person in prison deserves the same support i have received, and i am very humbled, the more i learn about what people have done for me and what governments have done for me, the more i feel how many bell -- humbled. today the work of my days begin and all of my efforts starting today will go into helping procure the same freedoms for my fiancee, shane bauer and for my friend, josh fattal, because, i can't enjoy my freedom without them. martha: no doubt. coming up, in moments we'll talk to the brother of josh fattal, and state department spokesman p. j. crowley, who has been very connected to the story will join us and talk about what will happen with the two men who remain in iran. that is coming up. bill: and in the meantime, lots of anti-washington sentiment running through every state in the country, right now, but, nan
, josh fattal and shane bauer. >>> the u.s. troop surge in afghanistan has now reached its peak. some of those troops are supposed to come home next summer. but is that realistic? martha raddatz visited the top u.s. commander in afghanistan in an abc news exclusive. >> reporter: general david petraeus has visited dozens of combat outposts in his two-plus months here. >> are you interdicting with ground forces? >> reporter: every visit confirms how tough it is to make progress in this increasingly bloody war. >> it's very difficult and sometimes seeming to be as slow as watching grass grow or paint dry. but nonetheless, progress. >> reporter: there have been improvements in the afghan security forces and petraeus says there have been a few places where the taliban has lost momentum. a few. >> our soldiers, your police and you will all be fighting. >> reporter: this small outpost we visited is called jagata. it's been hammered by the enemy so often, the soldiers call it jagota get out of here. >> we took 42 rockets, 16 mortars. >> reporter: in fact, while we were there, petraeus watched
, engaged to be married to shane bauer. >>> breaking news in new york city. live pictures of a big fire burning near the metro north 138th street lift bridge in east harlem. a bridge at parkton avenue and east won 32nd streets carries all four tracks in and out of manhattan. this has halted service out of grand central station. a lot of delays because of that. >>> meanwhile, coming uup, police and businesses are trying to, with the plan after a rash of robberies. society onlyke an socie consider that to be beautiful. >> the daughter of powerful couple, we have for interview coming up. >>> and the official start of autumn. it l hi! welcome to progressive.com. come on in, and i'll give you a free quote. quote and compare in about 8 minutes. now, that's progressive. call or click today. >>> more on the breaking news in new york city. this is a live image from east harlem, where a big fire is burning on a bridge. the metro north train in new york city is what it carries. the fire has closed grand central station. >>> if rs are on a shooting range is sending thousands of people running from
: despite sarah's release, her fiance, shane bauer, and josh fattal, remain behind bars. they were arrested for entering iran illegally and accuse of being spies. >> this is our only mission. we believe they will be home. >> reporter: the state department, which had called the three americans' detentioned by the rogue state, illegal and inhumane, applauded the development. >> iran had shown compassion in the case of sarah shourd. we hope thaao iran would show the same compassion, with respect to the other hikers. >> reporter: though shourd was released on bail, she is not expected to return to iran to face trial. rob and vinita? >>> the state department is issuing a challenge to iran's president ahmadinejad, bring home the two americans still in prison. ahmadinejad is due in new york next week for the u.n. general assembly. >>> a bomb threat shut down the eiffel tower in paris last night. several thousand people were evacuated while police searched the landmark. an anonymous caller made the threat from a pay phone. no explosives were found. a second bomb threat closed a subway station near
-iran border when arrested by iranians and accused of spying. the other two are shane bauer and josh fattal. shourd is said to require medical attention for a suspected precancerous condition. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad had promised shourd's release possibly as a public relations gesture ahead of his annual trip to the u.n. in new york. but, as ahmadinejad and iran's judiciary and military struggle for control, sarah shourd and the other detainees have become political footballs. >> they're being held under false pretenses and they should be released and we're working very hard to see that that happens. >> reporter: swiss diplomats in tehran are said to be arranging her bail but her fate and that of the other detainees is still very much in doubt. mark phillips, cbs news, london. >>> ahead on the morning news, new rules for pilots aims for more rest. >>> plus, a good romance for the always outrageous lady gaga. this is cbs morning news. ould br if we didn't have to weigh 'em all. if those boxes are under 70 lbs. you don't have to weigh 'em. with these priority mail flat rate boxe
with josh fattal and shane bauer. . >> it is unfair that this immigration system is hurting so many families an separating us from our own parents. even if they come to the united states for a better life. >> the groups will join about 500 others across the country. they plan to meet with senator charles schumer and house speaker, nancy pelosi. >>> today, law enforcement officials who support legalizing marijuana went to city hall to announce their support for prop 19. backers say prop 19 would reduce crime by breaking the hold of drug cartels. >> here in oakland, where dozens of people are killed in drug and gangs-related murders every year, my primary concern is this does compromise our public safety. >> but in washington federal drug enforcement officials are denouncing prop 19. they want the attorney general to sue california if the measure passes in november. >>> details on a new plan to get laid off police officers back on the job. >>> plus -- >> reporter: a lot of students need loans to get through school and many plan to pay them back after graduation. coming up we'll show you why t
, shane bauer and josh fattal, will remain in prison for at least two more months. iran is accusing them of espionage and illegally crossing the word he. he-- border. all must face court. sarah shourd's mother says she cannot wait to wrap her arms around her daughter. the family is both relieved and heartbroken because of her two friends still there. senator bar brow box -- barbara boxer said she's -- >> it's an answer to many prayers to have her coming home. it's a good feeling. >> president obama says, "i'm very pleased that sarah shourd has been released by the iranian government and will soon be reunited with her family. all joined in celebrating with her return home." our complete coverage of sarah shourd's journey home, continues at ktvu.com. click on the "uc hickers" tab. >>> claudine wong is live with a new perspective with more on the san bruno blast. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. we've moved down here to area where it used to be the 1700 block of claremont. this is what remains of people's homes and lives. this investigation is just getting underway. we're told a lot of it
the two men, the two male hikers, shane bauer and 28-year-old josh fattal, that these two men will charged with espionage ands forred to face trial. very bad news indeed tonight. back to you. >> now a look at other stories making news "early today" in america. >>> shocking video from new jersey where a caregiver is behind bar after she was seen on tape allegedly abusing her 91-year-old patient. the caregiver faces multiple charges, all of which she denies. >>> in louisiana, new videotape was released of a hit and run driver whose offense was caught on walmart security camera. now, the driver approaches a crosswalk and mows down a 60-year-old woman who bravely pushes her daughter out of the way. seconds later the driver clips another shopper before driving away. officials found the vehicle abandoned but are still looking for the suspect. the woman is still in the hospital with severe head injuries. >>> a california woman got a scare when a 3-feet snake coiled around a pole in the wall. bit him while he slept. the snake has been removed. it was the lost pet of previous tenants. >>> in florid
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